For some people this can be annoying, what with the constant switching between the two pairs. One sensible way of overcoming this problem is to wear glasses with transition lenses.

Transition lenses are photochromic lenses which, although clear when inside, darken when outside and exposed to UV and sunlight. 

The perfect solution?  For many people yes, but not for all. The biggest criticism I hear about transition lenses is that they are not dark enough in sunlight. 

There are some very good lenses on the market that do a good job of easing the sun’s glare but it has to be said that none match the effectiveness of top quality prescription sunglasses.

Nevertheless, they will offer adequate protection against the sun’s rays.  Most people find them more comfortable and convenient than having to constantly change pairs of glasses

It really is a question of choice.

At Vision Centre Gloucester we have a fine selection of transition lenses so do feel free to call in to 114 Northgate Street or take a look round our website to see what we can offer you.

We are now open and ready to see you once again … 


Many thanks for bearing with us while we had to temporarily suspend some of our usual services.

We hope that you and your family are well following the Coronavirus crisis.


We’ve made some changes …

In order to keep you safe and ensure your visit to us is a comfortable and convenient as possible, we have made some changes to the practice.

Full details are listed below but one thing that will never change, is our determination to deliver you fantastic eyecare in a warm and friendly environment.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well being of you, our wonderful patients and our fantastic staff, are paramount.

Please take a few minutes to read the following changes that we have made for your safely, comfort and convenience.


Before you arrive …

✓ Please book your appointment online or by phone

✓ Bring a mask (we have supplies if you don’t have one)

✓ Bring your own pen

✓ Arrive on time (not too early)

✓ Come alone (or you can come with 1 other person)

✓ The optician may call you to discuss any individual needs

✓ Bring a complete list of medication and your most recent prescription if you have it 


When you arrive ….

✓ The door will be locked – don’t worry we will let you in

✓ Your temperature will be taken

✓ You will need to sanitise your hands

✓ You will need to put on your mask

✓ You may need to put on gloves

✓ We will ensure you have social distancing

✓ We have placed some dividing screens in various areas

✓ Our practice staff will be wearing PPE

✓ All spectacle frames are fully sanitised between use


After Care …

✓ We will book an appointment for you

✓ We can post your spectacles to you

✓ We can arrange a home visit if preferred


Our new extra cleaning regime includes …

✓ Deep cleaning of practice daily

✓ All equipment sanitised between patients

✓ All spectacle frames triple sanitised

✓ Controlled process throughout


Any questions, please just call us and we’d be happy to explain.

01452 410494